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Review of Wat Asokaram

Wat Asokaram
Reviewed 15 February 2018

As Thai Buddhist temples go, Wat Asokaram is a relative new-comer, being built in the early 1960s.

But it has its own uniqueness, including a group of 13 white pagodas, symbolising Buddha's disciples and, it is asserted, Buddha relics encased inside gold, silver and copper urns.

(If you took the time to go around the world and counted how many Buddha temples claim to have genuine Buddha relics, you would find that Buddha must have had more hair than a wooly mammoth and more teeth than a Great White Shark).

My cynical remarks to one side, Wat Asokaram is highly revered by Thai Buddhists and is famed for meditation and quite reflection.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Wat Asokararam is peaceful and beautiful. We went there on Sunday afternoon. The roof of the main hall is under renovation. The inside is beautiful. The stupa is also beautiful inside and outside. The staff was friendly.

Thank BangkokSachse
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Visited 16-Mar

Wat Asokaram is a large Buddhist Monastery on the eastern side of the mouth of the Chao Praya River and comprises a big prayer hall and a large, elaborate white Thai-style Buddhist stupa with multiple spires. You can climb the outside of the stupa and you can also enter its lower two levels where there are dedications to past monks. These internal areas are very peaceful and have areas where you can sit and contemplate.

My wife and I were fortunate enough to arrive on a day when they were creating a new statue of the Buddha. Large kilns had been erected specifically in the open area between the prayer hall and the stupa and the new statue was then going to be blessed by the monks later that afternoon. This was obviously a very important event for the local community as many had gathered in typical Thai fashion for the preceding feast, which we were invited to partake in.

The stupa was particularly stunning and we felt privileged to have visited, by accident, on such an important day.

Thank PRMandWEN
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

My wife is Buddhist, but she had never been to this temple. It consists of to large buildings and a number of small ones. Both large building are beautiful. In one building, there were many Buddhists in deep meditation so be sure to be quiet when you visit. If you bring small children, parents can alternate waiting outside while the other goes in.


Overall a pleasant and serine visit. We'll be back again.

Thank Don_Muang
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is a very beautifully built temple who is obviously designed by someone who is into buddhism. The surroundings are also very nice and scenic. A temple worth visiting if you are a buddhism believer.

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